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I wish you could smell these.

Wisteria

I love wisteria.  It is actually an aggressive, invasive plant.  It could even pull my deck down.  But just look at those lovely blooms and the smell, ah, the smell.  Heavenly.

I made some socks that remind me of this pretty plant.

Wisteria_waffles_2

The yarn is Sundara,  that Keohinani sent to me when she was my KSKS pal.   The stitch pattern is one that I made up.  I wanted something that would add a subtle texture and break up the pooling on variegated yarns.  It is a waffle texture of sorts.

Wisteria_waffles_3

Now I'm trying the pattern on some strongly variegated yarn.  The new yarn is hot fuchsia, brown and orange.  The look is totally different, but interesting.  It almost has a tie-dyed effect.  I should have something to show in a few days.

Wisteria_waffles_6

Yeah, I know DD#2 needs to put some lotion on those knees.  Dry skin runs in the family.

Wisteria_waffles

Don't forget to sign up for the Spun Stitches KAL.  We are spinning yarn to knit a shawl.  All levels of spinners are welcome.  Challenge yourself!

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I love Wisteria. I planted one at our old house back in Austria. Your socks look real nice, lovely color. I can't even call myself a spinner yet, but I signed up for your KAL. I'm sure one can knit a shawl with singles yarn?! Right? I might buy a spinning wheel tomorrow! ;o)

Those socks are beautiful and so is your wisteria.

Gorgeous flowers, gorgeous socks, gorgeous dry knees!

Oh wow, wisteria is beautiful! Can you believe I've only seen it once before and I didn't even know what it was? I thought it was just a pretty little creeping plant. I have to admit, my favorite is Lilacs :D.

Dry knees or not, she's got prettier legs than me. I'm quite pasty. My husband says that if I wear shorts I could get a tan, but it's that awkward transition in between I don't like.

Sorry I forgot to add..

The socks are gorgeous! I love the color blue. They look cute in Mary Jane slippers too.

wow! pretty socks and flowers! the shoes are really cute, too. your daughters are such awesome knitwear models. :)
i know about the ashy knees. i got a really big hint from a friend (a GUY) when i got the entire collection of bath and skin products for the victoria's secret scent pure seduction for christmas. yeah... that was...humbling.
anyway, lotion works best when applied right after a shower, waiting 15 minutes to let it absorb. another good time to apply is before bed.

Oh I love the look of those socks and look forward to seeing how it works with the brighter yarn. I think blue should be a neutral..after all, nothing clashes with the sky. :-(

This is my favorite shade of blue - hint of purple and periwinkle. Ahhh, love it!

We have some wisteria at work, and it does smell heavenly. :)

Gorgeous as always!I need to try my hand at spinning one of these days.But judging from your blog,that opens up a whole new can of worms.LOL!

wisteria was our official flower at my undergrad. school and it was everywhere - i miss it so!

I love the scent of wisteria. I like the simple pattern of the sock, it brings out the beauty of the yarn. Can't wait to see what the strongly variegated pair looks like!

Those socks are really lovely -- a beautiful colorway, and so brilliant of you to create a stitch to keep it from pooling. Waffles to the rescue!

Those are seriously cute socks! I love the stitch.

oh yes. that smell!!!

love your shoes.

Very cute - liking the waffle pattern.

The photographs are wonderful!

I love the wisteria. And yes, I do understand it being considered invasive. I have heard it is really strong.

I love the socks. Any chance of you posting the stitch pattern?

I love wisteria too! Beautiful socks. I feel ya on the dry skin thing - we use lotion constantly around here.

what a nice sock pattern! Will you maybe offer the pattern for sale? I love it! The wisteria flower and yarn color are both beautiful.

Great socks!!!

what wonderfully fabulous natural colors! that is one of my favorite things about knitting. all the wonderful colors you can get/make that emulate the natural world. i like real colors and i am a very natural fiber kind of girl. it only took one, ok two, lion brand/red heart acrylic scarves to convert. for the record though, the second one was a 'had-to-use-it-up' situation!
i wouldn't dream of taking on spinning yet, it seems far too complex for a newbie. but with results like yours, you have made me think twice about it indeed!

what wonderfully fabulous natural colors! that is one of my favorite things about knitting. all the wonderful colors you can get/make that emulate the natural world. i like real colors and i am a very natural fiber kind of girl. it only took one, ok two, lion brand/red heart acrylic scarves to convert. for the record though, the second one was a 'had-to-use-it-up' situation!
i wouldn't dream of taking on spinning yet, it seems far too complex for a newbie. but with results like yours, you have made me think twice about it indeed!
(i came by from skeinsherway's blog)

I love Wisteria, but it does need nearly viscious pruning. Great socks! That stitch pattern really works well with the multi-colors.

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